Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Views of the Coast: Sheppey; and Queenborough, Sheerness and the River Medway c.1805-9

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Artist
Title
Two Views of the Coast: Sheppey; and Queenborough, Sheerness and the River Medway
From River and Margate Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIX
Date c.1805-9
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06455
Turner Bequest XCIX 57
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Recto:
Two Views of the Coast: Sheppey; and Queenborough, Sheerness and the River Medway circa 1805–9
D06455
Turner Bequest XCIX 57
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘57’ bottom left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 57’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Finberg’s title is misleading as this motif, together with a horizon line below, extend the views of Sheppey and the Thames shore on folio 60 verso (D06454; Turner Bequest XCIX 56a), for which see comment.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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